Booze Free Libations for the Holiday Season
Recipes by A La Cocktail / Photos by Ashlee Glenn
‘Tis the season for every type of indulgence—from decadent desserts and rich, cozy side dishes to sipping a cocktail or two (or three) by the fire. Whether you’re sober, sober curious, or simply trying to cut back on the booze as you head into the new year, we have a handful of delicious and festive mocktails that you can whip up in no time. Thanks to our pals at A La Cocktail, these recipes may be missing alcohol, but they’re certainly not skimping on flavor.
Peppermint Espresso Mocktini
0.5 oz chocolate sauce
0.5 oz maple syrup
3 oz milk
2 oz espresso (chilled)
1/4 tsp peppermint extract(or more depending on preference)
Crushed candy canes
To decorate the rim, dip a martini glass into chocolate syrup followed by crush candy canes. Rim your glass and chill in the freezer while you make the mocktail. Add chocolate sauce, maple syrup, espresso, milk, and peppermint extract to a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into chilled martini glass and enjoy!
Rosemary Pear Fizz Mocktail
1 tbsp diced pears
2 oz pear juice
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 sprig of rosemary
0.5 oz maple syrup
3 tbsp egg whites
Note: Diced pear cups in juice works great for both the tbsp of pears and for the pear juice!
Muddle lemon juice, rosemary, and pears in the bottom of a shaker. Add pear juice, maple syrup, egg whites. Add ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish with rosemary and enjoy!
White Christmas Margarita Mocktail
1 oz lime juice
0.75 oz agave
3 oz coconut milk
.25 oz orange juice
1 tbsp vanilla icing
To make the rim, dip martini glass into vanilla icing and then into coconut flakes, chill in the freezer while you make the mocktail. Add lime juice, agave, coconut milk, and orange juice to a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass with a coconut rim. Garnish with cranberries.
Mr. Grinch Mocktail
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz green Hawaiian punch
Sherbet (optional but so fun and festive)
Add sherbet to a glass while you make your mocktail. Combine pineapple juice and green Hawaiian punch into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake and then pour into glass with sherbet. Top with Sprite to taste. Stir the cocktail and add festive sprinkles on top and enjoy!